Many Stroke Survivors Don’t Take Lifesaving Meds

About one-fifth of ischemic stroke survivors don't take medications that can reduce their risk of another stroke, a U.S. study has found.Ischemic stroke is...

Merck Offers 4.85 Billion Dollars To Settle Vioxx Cases

The US drug maker Merck & Co announced on Friday it will pay 4,85 billion dollars to settle 27,000 lawsuits filed by people who...

Compound Could Reduce Heart Attack Damage

A newly developed molecule holds the promise of reducing the damage done by heart attacks and a number of diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's,...

Heart Risks Rise With Smokeless Tobacco

Smokeless tobacco increases the risk of fatal heart attack and stroke, say researchers who reviewed the results of 11 studies conducted in North America...

Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier

Among children younger than 2, receiving the pneumococcal vaccine appears to be associated with fewer hospitalizations for pneumonia and reduced health-care expenses, according to...

Cleaning Up the World’s Sanitation

Sanitation pays: For every dollar spent installing toilets in developing countries, there would be a $9 return in productivity, health and other benefits, according...

Prescriptions: Not Just for Medications (Part 4)

Lower Back Pain: Lower back pain (LBP) levies a heavy toll upon men and women alike. .  Roughly 70% of all people will experience one...

Danger From Heart Surgery Drug Confirmed

A new Canadian study confirms that people given Trasylol, a drug used to reduce bleeding during heart surgery, increases their risk of death by...

Drug Improves Outcomes for Gout Patients

The drug pegloticase (Puricase) may help gout patients who've had no luck with other treatments, according to researchers who studied 212 patients who'd run...

Depression’s Effect on Pleasure Is Real

Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities is a common sign of depression -- and it's a neurological response that researchers can actually see...

Investigational Drug May Help Avert Blood Clots

A drug derived from the magnolia tree appears to be safe and tolerable in preventing blood clots, according to a phase 2 study conducted...

Risk To All Ages: 100 Kids Die Of Flu Each Year

Twenty flu-related deaths have been reported in children so far this winter — one of the worst tolls this early in the year since...

National Security Council of Israel Issues Travel Warnings For 28 Countries

Due to a high-level terror threat in some 34 countries, the National Security Council of Israel issued travel warnings for 28 countries in addition...

Health: Your Body Composition

As a former musician, when I hear the word “composition” I think of the famous 4-note theme of Beethoven’s fifth symphony. As a personal...

Hospitals Speed Up Heart Attack Response Times

Hospitals are speeding up their response times when treating heart attack patients. New research shows the average waiting time for heart attack patients once they...

Lung Cancer Trial Targets Asbestos-Related Disease

Patients are being recruited for a clinical trial of a new targeted radiation and chemotherapy protocol for pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung's...

Brain Activity Points to Origins of Anorexia

Women who've had anorexia nervosa have markedly different brain activity patterns than those who've never had the eating disorder, a new study suggests. A team...

SUPREME COURT OPENING: Justice Kennedy Is Retiring; Trump Gets 2nd Pick

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the high court. The...